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Manga Sutra - Futari H's Live-Action Film Sequel Trailer Posted

posted on by Egan Loo
Futari H: Second Kiss to run in Tokyo Theater for 2 weeks this month

The Japanese website Cinema Today began streaming the 94-second trailer for Futari H: Second Kiss, the second live-action film based on Aki Katsu's Futari Ecchi (Futari H) romantic comedy manga, on Friday. The video contains suggestive scenes but no explicit material.

Like the manga, the two films follow an inexperienced couple and their comic adventures as they explore intimacy with each other. The new film is set a half year after the couple's wedding. Yūri Morishita (Hotel Flowers) reprises her role as the wife Yura. However, Hikaru Okada (Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e: Ikemen Paradise) replaces Riki Miura (Here is Greenwood) as the husband Makoto. Kirara Asuka (Jō-ō 3: Special Edition) and Momoko Tani (Nine to Eleven) also star in the film as Makoto's younger sister in college and Makoto's cousin, respectively.

Starting December 17, the new film will play for two weeks only at Tokyo's Ginza Pathos theater.

Aki Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing the manga, which describes itself as a "love bible" or a "user's manual" for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. The manga has sold 23 million copies so far, and Hakusensha published the manga's 50th compiled book volume in Japan on July 15 with a Futari H Memorial Extra compilation DVD. Tokyopop published the manga in North America under the name Manga Sutra - Futari H before announcing that it would close its North American publishing operations.

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